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Table 3 Results of EPLBD in the treatment of large common bile duct stones

From: Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation alone without sphincterotomy for the treatment of large common bile duct stones

Mean size of dilating balloon (mm) 13.2 ± 2.2 (11-20)
Mean duration of dilating procedure (min) 4.7 ± 0.7 (2-6)
Pancreatic duct visualization 66 (26.7%)
Number (rate) of mechanical lithotripsy 39/247 (15.8%)
Treatment success (first session) 202/247 (81.8%)
   (second session) 27
   (total) 229 (92.7%)
Adverse events 3/247 (1.2%)
   Pancreatitis (mild) 2/247 (0.8%)
   Cholangitis (mild) 1/247 (0.4%)
Incidents: Intra-procedure bleeding 6/247 (2.4%)
Procedure-related mortality 0
Follow-up duration 6 months 172/247
Mean duration of follow-up (months) 30.2 ± 20.2
Number of recurrent CBDS 25
Mean duration to recurrence (months) 27.1 ± 17.9